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Adopted Streets

What is an unadopted street?

Unadopted streets are those streets that are not maintained by Lancashire County Council. Alternately, they are owned by individuals or organisations, who have the responsibility to undertake repairs. Ownership of these types of roads is usually linked to the ownership of adjoining land and can include roads, paths and alleyways to the back of properties.

The opposite of an unadopted street is an adopted street, which Lancashire County Council have an obligation to maintain as the highway authority for the area.

There is no comprehensive list of unadopted streets.

How do I found out if my street is adopted or unadopted?

Lancashire County Council have an online mapping tool where you can check your street's status. This can be accessed here.

Any issues, please see the Help Guide.

to find if your street is adopted, click "open MARIO Map Viewer" and you will be taken to this screen:

MARIO Home Page

from then, in the top right corner. 

Press on the first icon:

Top Right

Then "All Map Layers": 

All layers

Then scroll down to "Road Status" and tick the box:

Road status

once ticked, the description should come up: 

Road status

Scroll out then back in again, then you should have something like this come up: 

final product


Please note: once you refresh or disconnect from the page, it will revert back to default and will have to follow the steps again. Unless you save your preferences: 

Press the fourth icon (highighted)

Bookmark home page

then,  press "Bookmark"


and then "add" 

Add bookmark

How do I get my street adopted?

Requests can be submitted to Lancashire County Council for streets to be adopted, which would transfer ownership of the street to the highway authority.

These streets typically need to be brought up to the adoption standard before they can be considered for adoption. More information on this can be accessed on Lancashire County Council's website.

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